Washington, D.C. – Senators Charles E. Schumer and
Kirsten Gillibrand announced today they are renewing their push for passage of
legislation to have the United States Post Office in Jamestown, NY designated
as “Stan Lundine Post Office Building,” in honor of Stanley Nelson
Lundine, former Mayor of Jamestown, New York Lt. Governor and United Stated
Representative. The legislation, H.R. 6226 was introduced by U.S.
Representative Brian Higgins and passed by the House in July 23, 2008 but it
died in the Senate. In March, Rep. Higgins reintroduced and secured
passage for the legislation, now referred to as H.R. 918.
To encourage passage of the bill in the Senate this year,
Senators Schumer and Gillibrand wrote a letter to Chairman Carper and Ranking
Member McCain of the Subcommittee on Federal
Financial Management urging them to consider passage of the bill,
the next critical step in moving the legislation forward.
“Stan Lundine is a model public servant and stayed true to
his Jamestown roots as he went on to great things as Lieutenant Governor
and U.S. Representative. Stan showed, and continues to show, incredible
dedication to help the average person via such important issues as housing
and economic development. Naming the Jamestown Post Office is a fitting tribute
to an exemplary public servant who continues to dedicate his life to his
community and I will continue to support this legislation to see that his good
deeds are recognized,” said Schumer.
“Stan Lundine represented the very best of Jamestown and all of New York,”
Senator Gillibrand said. “He served his state, his country, his community and
family with honor, integrity and dignity. By naming his local post office in
his honor, his legacy will live on in Jamestown – the community he loved and
served so well.”
Schumer and Gillibrand wrote in their letter, “Stan Lundine
was a dedicated public servant throughout his many years in office. Now,
even out of office, he continues to be a steadfast advocate for his community.
H.R. 918 was passed by the House of Representatives on March 23, 2009.
Passage by the Senate would be a fitting tribute to Stan’s lifelong commitment
to serve his constituents and his community.”
A full copy of the letter is below:
Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member McCain:
We write in support of H.R. 918, a bill to designate the
United States Postal Service facility located at 300 East 3rd Street in
Jamestown, New York, as the “Stan Lundine Post Office Building,” and to
encourage its consideration in the Subcommittee on Federal Financial
Stanley Nelson Lundine was born February 4, 1939 and grew up
in Jamestown, NY. He went on to serve his community as Mayor of
Jamestown, a United States Representative, and Lieutenant Governor of New
York. While Stan was Mayor of Jamestown (1970-76), his work implementing
a labor management strategy ended long-running labor conflicts. Thanks to
his work, Jamestown gained national attention as a model for labor/management
cooperation. As a Congressman from 1976-1987, he focused on finance,
banking and economic development policy, and was a subcommittee chairman on the
House Banking Committee. Stan played an instrumental role in developing
legislation that created labor/management councils and employee stock ownership
plans. In 1986, he became Lieutenant Governor of New York under Governor
Mario Cuomo, where he devoted his service to addressing critical issues such as
housing, economic development, technology, and job training programs.
Stan graduated from Duke University in 1961 and from the New
York University School of Law in 1964. He is currently a member of the vestry
of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and serves on the Boards of Directors for
several not-for-profit organizations, including the Chautauqua Institution, the
Robert H. Jackson Center and the Fredonia College Foundation.
Stan Lundine was a dedicated public servant throughout his
many years in office. Now, even out of office, he continues to be a
steadfast advocate for his community. H.R. 918 was passed by the House of
Representatives on March 23, 2009. Passage by the Senate would be a
fitting tribute to Stan’s lifelong commitment to serve his constituents and his
community. Thank you for your consideration of this legislation.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand